Published in: Trans. Linn. Soc. London 2: 346. 1794.
Other: Type: G. ramosissima Sm.
From Bot. Repos. 1: 22. 1798.
The Goodenias are all natives of New Holland, and received their generic name of Dr. J. E. Smith, President of the Linnaean Society; in honour of the Rev. Dr. Goodenough, whose valuable dissertation on the British species of Carex, does him the highest honour, as a botanist.